After reading Chris Shugart’s intriguing article regarding the Alpha Stim microcurrent technology, I’ve been scouring the research, testimonials and possible applications of this technology to help me beat this CFS demon. Having spent copious amounts of money on various supplements and miracle cures, I’ve become disillusioned and very skeptical whenever I hear about something that is supposed to aid people in curing their ills.
Because I trust the opinions of people like Chris and other T-mag writers, I felt compelled to investigate this microcurrent gizmo further. Fortunately me for me, one of the few places that sells these things in Australia lives 5 minutes from me and kindly allowed me to have a free 20 minute session test run. Previous to this session, I had relapsed pretty bad last week for the first time in months and my head has been feeling like Dave Tate just squatted 800 pounds on it. Still, I gave this thing 20 minutes of my time, not expecting anything.
When I turned it on I felt the tingling sensation and prickling feeling on my ears as the machine did it's thing. I also noticed that I felt extremely heavy, and somewhat disorieted for a few minutes, which after a while dissappated.
By the end of the session I felt somewhat relaxed. The owner who is a psychologist gives these too his patients to use, and said that they report better results from an hour of use over the 20 minutes.
Anyway, the initial relaxing feeling I experienced was nothing like the calming effect it had on me for the rest of the day. Having an illness doesn't exactly make you the most happiest person in the world, and the smallest things can make you irritable and snappy. However I noticed that for the whole day and night, NOTHING in the least could phase me. I felt an alertness mixed with a calm feeling of contentment. Even though the "brain fog" hasn't totally dissappated, I can now string together some coherent sentences and comprehend what I am reading with some degree of clarity. That night I slept like I have never slept before. Surely this can't be a placebo effect. Nothing has made this much difference before in one day than this.
Incidently my wife's friend suffers from terrible fibromyalgia (yes we are a healthy bunch down under!) and was so happy about the Tmag article that she can't wait to try it.
Before I shell out the $900 clams for one of these things however I want my wife to try it, so I can justify the expense. As she supports my sick ass, I feel bad imposing this sort of cost on her. All I can say is thankyou very much Chris and Tmag for providing this kind of information to your readers - and I just wanted to thank you and let you know you are helping people around the world not only in making a difference to their physiques but a difference to their lives. Sorry if that sounds too "Bill Phillips-BFL" for you but I feel very happy this morning.:)
I will keep you updated on my progress - oh and before I sign off Chris - do you know of any distributors in Australia that sell Powerdrive? I've never tried it before and the distributor near me said they haven't been able to get Biotest products for a while. I need the edge (and the insurance!) before I take my final exams this semester and graduate from university. Thanks again Chris.